Savory Thyme Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Reduction

by | Entertaining, Sides

This Sweet Potato recipe is from Andrea Immer’s cookbook Everyday Dining with Wine.  This is such a simple and tasty recipe.  This is how I got my girls to eat sweet potatoes and now they love them several ways.

Savory Thyme Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Reduction
 
Ingredients
  • 6 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1 inch cubes
  • 3 tsp minced garlic, (I prefer fresh but you can use it from the jar just reduce by ½)
  • 64 oz of chicken broth
  • 3 tbs chopped fresh thyme, more for garnish
  • 2 tbs salted butter
  • Freshly ground sea salt
  • Balsamic Reduction (you can purchase this at any fine grocery store if you don't want to make it yourself)
Instructions
  1. Place cut sweet potatoes in a a large sauce pan and pour in chicken broth to just cover the potatoes.
  2. Boil until soft, about 15 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes, reserving the broth.
  4. Using an immersion blender or potato masher and mash the potatoes.
  5. Add liquid so they are a bit smoother and thinner than traditional mashed potatoes.
  6. Leave some texture to them.
  7. Stir in butter, garlic and thyme.
  8. Drizzle Balsamic reduction and a pinch of fresh thyme over individual portions.
  9. * To make Balsamic Reduction, place ½ cup Balsamic Vinegar in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and reduce by ½.
  10. ** If you don't have or don't want to make Balsamic reduction, regular Balsamic vinegar does just fine!

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Photo credit: Mary Summers-Hafner

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